From 11am, Castle Square will be transformed into a spooky spectacular filled with family entertainment, games and dance performances.
This FREE event has fang-tastic offers of music, glitter tattoos, theatrical make-up, craft stalls, pumpkins, gory props for the best photo opportunities and workshops.
Look out for our Halloween characters roaming around, have a go at the pumpkin hunt (we have some amazing prizes to be won!) and finish off with the pumpkin parade!
Why not take part in one of our workshops? You could make a bat hat, trick or treat bag, pumpkin or ghost lantern or even a witch’s wreath.
There will also be plenty of competitions for best costume, best scream (aaagggghhhhhhh!!!!) and scariest face.
And not forgetting all the fun with our Halloween games, including the pumpkin stomp, witches hat ring toss, tin can alley, toilet paper mummy, pumpkin relay and pin the spider on the web.
Our pumpkin parade will take place at 2:00pm. Join our witches, ghouls and other characters being led by our samba drummers to parade around the city centre, (we assemble at 1:55 in Castle Square) Remember to wear your spookiest costume and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Mingle with the mystic Red Witch, who is no ordinary Witch. Watch her spellbinding act as she casts a spell and brings her magical crystal ball to life, like a floating bubble around her hands and body, you won’t believe your own eyes.
Watch she doesn’t hypnotise you with her magic and leaves you in an enchanted haze.
Halloween doesn’t have to be scary, our giant pink witches will be walking around on the day, and they’ll need your help as remembering magic spells is not their strongest point. These learner witches will sure to have you in giggles!
Join Claire Scott from the Wave Breakfast Show as she hosts the day from the main stage, bringing you the best music and keeping you entertained. Current timetable (times maybe subject to change)
We endeavour to provide the safest environment possible so that you can enjoy your visit to this event. We will be fully compliant with current government restrictions. Safety measures will also be put in place for a safe event experience. These will include (but not be limited to) our staff wearing PPE, hand sanitising stations and clearly marked queueing points (where necessary).
Please do not attend this event if you have been in recent contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19, if you are suffering from any symptoms of the virus, or have been asked to self-isolate by a contact tracer.